On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars
February 22, 2013
First Published: 00:48 IST(22/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:49 IST(22/2/2013)
While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm — something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf — will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp. The second-screen experience is never better than on Oscar night, when a separate (and some might say superior) entertainment experience plays out on social media.